Wisconsin Manchego cheese

$11.75$105.00

Wisconsin Manchego cheese, Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, Wisconsin

This is a picture of the Fromagination sheep

Made from pasteurized sheep milk.

Hidden Springs Creamery is a leader in sheep milk cheeses.  Sheep milk is generally higher in fat and sweeter than cow milk.

This Manchego-style cheese is not made in the La Mancha region of Spain, but it is firm, compact and buttery like its Iberian cousin.

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Wisconsin Manchego cheese

Wisconsin Manchego cheese is made by Hidden Springs Creamery, located near Westby, Wisconsin. In fact, Hidden Springs produces lovely sheep milk cheeses, and some other mixed-milk offerings. Consequently, Brenda and Dean Jensen run Hidden Springs Creamery, which started with a herd of 50 dairy sheep. Now they make eight cheeses, and milk a lot more sheep. They sell everything from Driftless, a fresh cheese similar to Chevre, to this hard, Spanish-style Manchego cheese.

“It started with a small herd of 50 dairy sheep and my husband Dean dragging me to sheep dairy co-op meetings. I thought he was crazy and I was right. Soon after we started milking, I realized our sheep’s milk was something very special and maybe we ought to be making cheese.” -Brenda Jensen

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